15 of my Favourite Sustainability X Fashion Quotes

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I love finding wise words to inspire me on my sustainable fashion journey, so I hope that these will do the same for you! From iconic activists, to fashion designers and scientists these people come from all walks of life but love the same thing you and I do – sustainable and ethical fashion. Please enjoy their wisdom.

“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.”

Mahatma Ghandi

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you express by the way you dress, and the way you live.” 

Gianni Versace

“It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.”

Orsola de Castro

“As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy”

Emma Watson

“The best way to make a contribution in fashion is to promote the idea that a fundamental interest in preserving the environment is in itself fashionable”

Giorgio Armani


“We carry the story of the people who made our clothes.”

Ali Hewson

“Sustainable Fashion is not a trend but the future.”

Antonia Böhlke

“There is no such thing as “away”. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”

Ali Hewson

“Call it eco-fashion if you like, I think it is just common sense.”

Livia Firth

“Ethical and sustainable fashion is not a product. It’s a practice. Everyone is invited to participate. There’s no obligation to buy. And you can get started right now. Today.”

Elizabeth L. Cline


“Good design is a sustainable design.”

Imran Ahmed

“Demand quality not just in the products you buy, but in the life of the person who made it.”

Orsola de Castro

“Fast fashion is not free. Someone somewhere is paying” 

Lucy Siegle

“Slow clothing is a philosophy. It is a way of thinking about choosing and wearing clothes to ensure they bring meaning, value and oy to every day.”

Jane Milburn

“Slow fashion is also about returning to a personal relationship with fashion. One where trends and seasons don’t matter, but where your ethics and aesthetics seamlessly unite, and you can escape the stress of constant consumption, focusing on the style that truly appeals to you.”

Emilia Wik

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